Every Electric Vehicle Showcased At Auto Expo 2023

  • Jan 18, 2023
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Is this a preview of what’s in-store for the future?

We kinda expected this and it’s happened. The Auto Expo has been laden with EV showcases this year. As many as 16 new four-wheeled EVs have been launched or displayed at the current edition of India’s largest motor show! They came in the form of concepts, potential models for India and even some swanky-looking futuristic concepts. Let’s take a look at them now:

Maruti eVX Concept

The 2023 auto expo was kicked off by Maruti and the marque has finally taken a definitive step towards electric mobility with the eVX. Bold styling, boxy SUV dimensions dominate the design of this concept that has a 60kwh battery pack offering over 500km of range. It is set to become the brand’s first electric vehicle and the production model is expected to go on sale by 2025. We’re guessing it will be priced around the Rs 25 lakh (ex-showroom) mark. 

Tata Harrier EV

One of the two Tata EVs showcased on day one of the auto show was the Harrier EV. It’s in a near production-ready state and is based on a combination of the Omega-Arc and the Gen 2 electric/ICE platform. The Harrier EV will also sport an AWD layout with dual motors. They will also feature advanced features like connected telematics, vehicle-to-load capabilities and possibly ADAS too.

Tata Sierra EV

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The Sierra EV was the showstopper per say of day one of Auto Expo 2023. It’s moved on a bit from the concept that was shown at the last expo and, in fact, Tata has confirmed that the design, the interior, the seating layout, etc, have been locked in for production. Like the Curvv, the Sierra will also get an ICE version as well and it will sit alongside the Curvv in Tata’s future SUV lineup. 

Tata Tiago EV Blitz

Tata revealed a sporty-looking version of the Tiago EV, called the Tiago EV Blitz, at its Expo stand. And while it might not be packing an updated powertrain (no specs were revealed), it does pack a decent-enough body kit to match the ‘sporty’ tag. We hope it makes it to showroom floors, although there’s no evidence suggesting that it will.

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Hyundai was next and it launched the Ioniq 5, its EV based on the all-electric architecture named E-GMP, the same as the Kia EV6. But Hyundai is locally assembling the Ioniq 5 so it has managed to undercut the EV6’s cost by a whopping Rs 15 lakh! 

The Ioniq 5 is only available in the long-range, rear-wheel drive configuration, whereas the EV6 does have an AWD option. This ‘World Car of the Year 2022’ is minimalist, both with its looks as well as its interior design language. But, with features like an augmented reality heads-up display, ADAS and dual screens, it’s uber premium too.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Ioniq 6 is the sedan version of the Ioniq 5 and it’s sleek and stealthy in this matte black colour. Want to fly-by quietly and quickly? The powerful 325PS electric motor will ensure you do so and its low coefficient of drag (0.21 Cd) will let you do so for prolonged periods, thanks to its claimed range of up to 610km (WLTP).

BYD Atto 3 Special Edition

While BYD’s stall was a relatively small one and yet we still got a launch out of it. Okay, it wasn’t a new one but the Atto 3 got a limited-run special edition. The EV gets no powertrain or feature updates, but the exterior gets a new green shade and contrasting black door handles. 

BYD Seal 

This one made us sit back and exclaim wow! This slick-looking electric sedan, called the Seal,  will slot above BYD’s Atto 3 and packs in a 82.5kWh battery, which offers 700km range. Matching those looks is an e-motor pushing over 300PS, while the  zero to 100kmph sprint time is around 5.9 seconds. And matching both the good looks and performance is the classy interior. Win-win all-around? When BYD launches it around the festive season this year, it should be!

Kia EV9 Concept

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia is up next and it had the EV9 concept on display. This concept made its world debut at the 2021 LA Auto show and is a showcase of simply how creative Kia can get. It stretches the E-GMP platform to its limits in terms of dimensions. It’s butch and upright, has massive wheels and a futuristic take on Kia’s signature ‘Tiger Nose’ which is incorporated in the ‘Tiger Face’. The Interior is more minimalist with a simple twin screen layout, but it still sports suicide doors and funky seats. 


MG had a number of EVs in its lineup. Starting with the biggest of the lot, the MIFA9, a full-sized MPV. Also known in other markets as the Maxus G90, it’s a massive 5.2-metre-long people mover that packs in a 90kWh battery and is capable of covering a range of 440km (WLTP-claimed). It’s plush on the inside with four captain seats, all with electric adjustment. MG was just showcasing this big boy with no plans for launch in India anytime soon. 

MG Marvel R

The Marvel R is another model that was showcased at the MG Motor stall. It’s already on sale in European markets and sits at the top of MG’s lineup. It's spacious, luxurious and powerful and the latter is down to its unusual tri-motor design producing 288PS/665Nm and boasting a nought to 100kmph sprint time of 4.9 seconds. Again, this model is highly unlikely to make it to India.

MG 4 & 5

The MG 4 and 5 were two other EVs showcased by the marque. The 4 is similar in size than the ZS EV, but is a hatchback that is based on an all-new electric platform. The 5 is the estate version of the same platform. MG is however considering the 4 for launch in India and is using the expo to gauge customer response. The exterior styling is sharp and sporty as are the specs, especially the more powerful variant that sends the over 200PS output to the rear wheels. 

Toyota bZ4X

Having earlier focused on fuel cell tech, Toyota showcased its new electric SUV the bZ4x at the auto show. It’s based on a new, dedicated TNGA-e platform. It includes front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive options and looks fairly conventional for an electric car. While it has been making some quicker strides of late, we won't see this EV too soon here on our shores.

Lexus LF-30 & LF-Z

Lexus also showcased a couple of cool-looking EV concepts, the LF-30 and LF-Z that boast AWD via four and two motor setups, insane zero to 100kmph sprint times and wireless battery charging capabilities, which can juice up the batteries without one having to stop and plug in. They pack battery packs with a capacity of over 100kWh and ranges of 500km and 600km.

Also Read: Maruti Jimny vs Mahindra Thar: 4x4 Hardware Compared

We’ve done more in-depth stories on all these EVs which can be found in our news section and also on our YouTube page. What do you think of this onslaught of EVs? Let us know in the comments below.

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